Film Location Coordination
This is the BFI's view of the film industry prior to the Covid-19 crisis:
“The film production sector in the UK continues to flourish. In 2019 film production in the UK generated a total spend of £1.95 billion, a 17% increase on the previous year’s £1.84 billion. 2019 also saw the second highest level of spend by international filmmakers ever recorded, reaching £1.77 billion.
The outlook, despite a pandemic world, is also favourable. As restrictions ease, the UK film industry already has Coronavirus guidelines and regulations in place to ensure they can regain that momentum.
Having managed the business of Waddesdon Manor as a filming and photographic shoot location for the last 20 years, Kim Hallett has the knowledge, experience and personal relationships to help develop your filming location revenues.
“Kim is in the unique position of having been at Waddesdon for long enough to know the intricacies (and idiosyncrasies) of the Estate, whilst at the same time understanding the full complexities (and idiosyncrasies!) of the production process.Kim knows how to field the often outlandish requests that will come from the film crew, whilst at same time knowing how to navigate a path towards a viable solution that will keep all parties happy.Time and time again Kim proves herself to be a crucial, if not indispensable part of the process and without her I would feel much less confident in bringing large-scale productions to Waddesdon.” Jonah Coombs Supervising Location Manager
Visitor attractions, hospitality venues and heritage sites are all well placed to benefit from the income and secondary marketing benefits that being used as a film location can bring.
Consider the impact Downton Abbey had on Highclere Castle and the phenomenon that is the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter?
Promoting your venue as a location for filming demands knowledge of the industry and a personal network of location managers looking for venues in which to film.
Kim Hallett Consulting will manage that interaction for you, from positioning the venue with the relevant people, liaising with producers and location managers to managing recces as well as setting location fees and negotiating the contract.
The arrival of a film unit to a location can be a daunting experience that requires resource and a detailed understanding of the process.
Managing their expectations and those of the location is a skill if all parties are to have a mutually beneficial experience. Kim Hallett Consulting will remain on site throughout the shoot to troubleshoot the inevitable alterations to the schedule and work with the production to ensure a successful outcome for everyone.
Our presence on the Estate was not insignificant, and our production needs were often far-reaching and ever changing but everything went so very well. The success of the production is in no uncertain terms attributable to Kim Hallett and the various House teams that were required to work alongside us on the project. Kim's understanding of productions and her ability to figure out ways that production can get the shots they need without disturbing the integrity of the location is second to none. Louise Rosner Executive Producer